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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Brewed specially for the 2008 Oregon Brewers Festival
Full Nelson Imperial IPA perfectly adorns the Hopheads of the world and will put your taste buds in the famous wrestling hold! You will feel the full effect of Full Nelson's bitterness that is partially buried by the sweetness of the alcohol and the various Caramel malts. The aroma will body slam you with citrus, grapefruit and berry like tones reached through this imported New Zealand hop variety. The Nelson Sauvin hop comes from Nelson, New Zealand and is growing in a region famous for Sauvignon grapes. Full Nelson will have you begging to be "Tapped Out"!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DMLINAZ (282) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Very good. Pours orange with a thin white head in a frosted pint glass. Aroma is strong with hops from start to finish, almost a barley wine; citrus. Flavor also is strong start to finish with hops of course, with the flavor is associate with barley wine. Citrus, grapefruit, slightly syrupy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Poured a deep orange. Full bodied. On the sweeter side but you get a lot of the hop qualities in both aroma and bitterness. I really enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 13, 2013
Draft: @ The Pub Monte Carlos part a an IPA sampler. They have +300 beer on tap and bottle, one of the best selections in LV.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
namyarb3 (7) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013 does not count
Maybe I got an old bottle. Not much aroma, but what is there is piney and a little citrus. Taste is like a Chinook hop. Super resiny. Coats my mouth hole with hop oil. Not a fan. This goes in my kegerator on a shelf where shit beers go to be forgotten.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3831) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. The look is deep golden in color, decent white head, and clear. The smell is grape, hops, berry, fruit, and wine. The taste is sweet, marshmallow, caramel, hops, fruits, Bertie’s, and ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of wood, citrus, peach, grapes. Taste is of citrus, light floral and orchard fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Nice and heavy. A whole lot of hoppy flavor, a ton more alcohol. Excellent job, Widmer Bros.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Location/Date:Draft at Iron Horse Taproom, January 4th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours hazy orange
Aroma: Aroma of pine.
Taste: Medium high bitterness, some citrus, pine.
Palate:Medium body, slightly sticky.

Summary: Really enjoyed this one. Again don’t know if it was the lack of hops of other options that did it or if it was the draft, but really enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Light golden hue in appearance. No discernable aroma on the nose. Lemon, grapefruit, raspberry flavors. Dry and warm finish from the high ABU.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours golden with large white head. Great citrus nose, lots of grapefruit. Palate has good bitterness, but way too much sweetness. Beer gets somewhat syrupy, an issue with many DIPAs this heavy that really frustrates me.


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